Bermuda Lawn Grass & Turf Maintenance
Taking good care of your Bermuda Turf Grass lawn often requires no more work overall than taking poor care of it. A Bermuda grass lawn that is properly watered, fertilized and mowed has far fewer problems with weeds, diseases and insects. A well kept Bermuda Sod Grass lawn also remains lush and attractive, giving you more enjoyment.
Water Needs of Bermuda Grass
For optimum Bermuda Lawn quality, water your grass as soon as you see the first sign of wilt or stress. Apply at least 1 inch of water. To keep your Bermuda grass green all summer, apply at least 1 inch of water per week unless there is adequate rainfall. Water Bermuda grass early in the morning to prevent disease.
Mowing and Thatching of Bermuda Grass
Never cut Bermuda Grass more than 1/3 the height of the leaves at any single mowing. Cutting Bermuda grass too short or scalping the grass will damage your turf and cause the sod to stress. Thatch can accumulate over time and require removal.
Soil and Fertilizer Needs of Bermuda Grass
In order to have a healthy Bermuda Grass lawn, we recommend soil testing every two years to determine lime and fertilizer needs. You should maintain Bermuda Grass soil with a PH level of 6 to 6.5.
Generally, Bermuda Grass will require more fertilizer than other lawn grasses. YOu need to apply fertilizer only when the grass is dry. We recommend using 16-4-8 (slow release nitrogen) at the rate of 6 pounds per 1,000 square feet during the months of March, May, June, July and August. To lessen mowing requirements of Bermuda grass, apply the same rate of fertilizer during the months of April, June and August. In either case, follow with 4 pounds of 6-0-24 winterizer fertilizer in September.
Disease, Weed & Insect Controll of Bermuda Grass
Dense Bermuda Grass growth prevents most weed problems. Disease and insect problems can be controlled with the use of insecticides and fungicides.